Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Attempted bag snatch in Sidmouth prompts police appeal

PUBLISHED: 12:04 12 August 2014 | UPDATED: 11:51 14 August 2014

Archant

POLICE are hunting a man who tried to snatch a handbag from a woman walking her dog in Sidmouth on Monday (August 11).

POLICE are hunting a man who tried to snatch a handbag from a woman walking her dog in Sidmouth on Monday (August 11).

The incident, which happened between 11am and 11.30am in Blackmore Gardens near to the steps by the health centre, saw a male try to grab a handbag off of a female.

Witnesses have been urged to come forward.

The male has been described as tall, thin, with long, grey hair, in his 50s and wearing long, dark coat.

He had a Cornish accent and smelt of aniseed, according to police.

Anyone who saw or heard anything or recognises the description, can contact PC Kylie Lynch on 101, quoting crime reference: CR/097587/14.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

A hairdresser who learned to snip and style in Sidmouth’s salons is setting out on her own with her first business.

Read more

A former bakery owner is representing Sidmouth once again after she was elected to the town council in yesterday’s by-election.

Read more
11:40

Sidmouth Town Council is holding its annual assembly in Sidbury Village Hall from 7pm on Monday, April 3.

Read more

A new legacy project to ‘inspire’ hardworking youngsters at Sidmouth College has been launched.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:30

A marathon-running teacher has set her sights on breaking yet another record – by becoming the world’s fastest piece of fruit.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:02

Cranbrook then and now - an interactive look at the new town development. (Follow the link and scroll down to see our interactive maps).

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30

Three barns not used for agriculture for ‘many years’ will converted be into holiday lets if a planning application gets approved.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:55

An Ottery business welcomed large crowds to the official opening of its new garage.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:45

Crews praised for saving ‘high sentimental value’ items in Newton Poppleford thatch-roof fire.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:18

This photo shows the aftermath of a major fire which has destroyed a thatched-roof home in Newton Poppleford.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications